Ukraine

Ukraine: Competing ’elections’ deepen divisions
By November 20, 2014 Read More →

Ukraine: Competing ’elections’ deepen divisions

Working people need socialist alternative to warring oligarchs and outside powers It is just over one year since protestors gathered in Kiev’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti in protest at the Mykola Azarov government’s decision not to sign an ‘Association agreement’ between Ukraine and the EU. Since then, the country has moved closer and closer to economic, political, […]

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Socialism and national rights

Socialism and national rights

Ukraine, Israel/Palestine and other countries  The bloody conflict in Ukraine, alongside the slaughter of the Palestinian people in Gaza, has brought the issue of the ‘national question’ once more forcefully onto the political agenda. How can we open a road to begin to solve seemingly age-old intractable issues? This is the question which is sharply […]

Ukraine: Descending into bloody conflict

Ukraine: Descending into bloody conflict

Only united working class action can stop the catastrophe Events in Ukraine have taken a tragic turn as the country has degenerated into violent conflict. The Ukrainian army is moving in, with western powers’ backing, to violently disarm the mainly pro-Russian activists who have occupied key buildings throughout the East Ukraine, particularly in the Donetsk […]

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Ukraine: Crimea breaks away to join Russia

Ukraine: Crimea breaks away to join Russia

Tensions between powers worsen Crimea’s 16 March referendum saw an overwhelming majority vote in favour of joining Russia. According to the claimed official result, 96.77% voted ‘for’ integration and turnout was 83.1%. Tens of thousands celebrated in Simferopol, the capital of Crimea. On 17 March, the regional parliament declared the Republic of Crimea. President Putin […]

Ukraine: Yanukovich deposed
By February 27, 2014 Read More →

Ukraine: Yanukovich deposed

Pro-western, right wing regime consolidates power The latest developments in the Ukraine saw the dramatic overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovich and his flight from Kiev. Mass discontent at grinding poverty and a corrupt, brutal regime finally erupted into a revolt in Kiev and many parts of Ukraine last November. But the lack of a working […]

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